Interview transcription

How soon can I return to work after ReLEx SMILE?

We interviewed Dr Christoph Kranemann to learn about the recovery time for ReLEx SMILE

Christoph Kranemann: You can return to work twenty-four hours, more or less.

There can be a slight variation to the sharpness of vision recovery. A fair number of people are very good within 24 hours. The vast majority of people are really good within a week, at most. There are a few people that take a little bit longer.

The speed of recovery with LASIK is not identical, but very close to it.

After LASIK, there are certain restrictions like no swimming, mascara or contact sports. There are no restrictions beyond the 24 hours with SMILE.

About the Author

Dr. Christoph Kranemann
Medical Director MD, FRCS (c), DABO, Ophthalmologist
As one of North America’s leading Lasik eye surgeons. Dr. Kranemann’s goal is to understand exactly what patients want from their vision. With this information, Dr. Kranemann can provide the most advanced vision correction option available to meet your lifestyle goals.

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